Let’s start with the BLUF:
No definite evidence of locally recurrent or metastatic disease within the abdomen or pelvis.
(If you don’t know, BLUF = Bottom Line Up Front).
There was one 9 mm kidney-shaped lymph node that caught their attention, but didn’t think it to be remarkable.
They also commented on a bunch of my other organs and bits and pieces, but nothing seemed too out of the ordinary for any of them aside from a few dents and scratches from 63+ years of normal wear-and-tear and countless miles/kilometers.
The fact that the CT scan didn’t pick anything of substance up is a good thing and a bad thing. Good because it didn’t see anything; bad because it didn’t see anything. The likelihood of it detecting the lesions at my PSA level were small, and we knew that going into this. So even though we didn’t see anything, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not there.
I did get a chuckle out of one line in the report:
Multidetector CT abdomen/pelvis was obtained after the uneventful administration of intravenous contrast.
Uneventful for who??? The radiologist? Sure. I did everything in my power to not puke all over their $300,000 scanner. 😲
I expect we’ll have the same result with bone scan next week, but time will tell.
That’s all for now.